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William Patrick Ryan

November 15, 1924 ~ June 15, 2018 (age 93)

William Patrick Ryan, 93, of Lachine passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Alpena on November 15, 1924 to the late William and Marie (Goodrich) Ryan and married the love of his life, Shirley J. Black on November 27, 1944.    He worked construction for Denton Construction for many years.  Bill will be remembered for his laugh.  He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and attended Spratt United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Shirley; 5 children, William (Margaret) Ryan, Robert (Laurie) Ryan, Roxie (Thomas) Maczik, Michael (Donna) Ryan, Peggy Ryan; 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Richard MacKenzie.

Mr. Ryan was preceded in death by son, Glen, daughters, Gloria, Louise Carnovale; 2 great grandsons, Johnny, Brysen; 2 brothers, Sonny MacKenzie, Robert Ryan and sister, Elizabeth Ellsworth.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and will continue at the Spratt United Methodist Church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lisa Kelley officiating.

Interment: Spratt Cemetery

Memorials: Hospice of Michigan or to the family


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Michigan
145 N. State Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-358-4280